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  1. #1
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    Video editor for dummies? reccomendations.

    I have a hand held Sony HD mini video cam. File format is .mts. Native save is 1920 x 1080 progressive. I am not really any kind of Video buff, but it interest me greatly. The associated application that installed as a default in F19 is not so great, does not seem to be able to cache the file enough to play un-inturrupted sound during playback although the video looks great.

    I'm looking for recommendations for an entry level video editor for the sony .mts file that will allow me to edit the characteristics of the video, audio, frame rate, and save in different formats.

    Thanks in advance for your favorite video editor for someone that has never done any editing.

    Scott

    P.S. thanks you guys, for all your previous help on Festival and Kmouth text to speech!

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    Re: Video editor for dummies? reccomendations.

    I've used openshot. It's pretty crude, but easy to use.
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    Re: Video editor for dummies? reccomendations.

    On my machine I have, in order of increasing complexity, Avidemux, OpenShot, and KdenLive.

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    Re: Video editor for dummies? reccomendations.

    Pitivi looks n' feels very similar to Adobe Premiere 1.5.
    Most of the things are straight forward.
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    Re: Video editor for dummies? reccomendations.

    Thank you! I just need something pretty basic, I think I'll start off with openshot.

    Thanks for the reccomendations

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    Re: Video editor for dummies? reccomendations.

    Openshot, Pitivi and Avidemux are all pretty basic and dummy friendly you want have many problems with it.

    Just one thing though they all depend on third party codecs that you have to install separetely.

    Here are the names for the 64 bit version of Fedora 20
    Code:
    $ yum search gstreamer-plugins | egrep -i 'x86_64|noarch' | awk '!/mingw/ && !/devel/ && !/debuginfo/ && !/entrans/ && !/fc/ && !/espeak/ {print $1" \\"}'; yum search gstreamer1-plugins | egrep -i 'x86_64|noarch' | awk '!/mingw/ && !/devel/ && !/debuginfo/ && !/entrans/ && !/fc/ && !/espeak/ {print $1" \\"}'
    gstreamer-plugins-bad.x86_64 \
    gstreamer-plugins-bad-free.x86_64 \
    gstreamer-plugins-bad-free-extras.x86_64 \
    gstreamer-plugins-bad-nonfree.x86_64 \
    gstreamer-plugins-base.x86_64 \
    gstreamer-plugins-base-tools.x86_64 \
    gstreamer-plugins-good.x86_64 \
    gstreamer-plugins-good-extras.x86_64 \
    gstreamer-plugins-ugly.x86_64 \
    gstreamer1-plugins-bad-free.x86_64 \
    gstreamer1-plugins-bad-free-extras.x86_64 \
    gstreamer1-plugins-bad-freeworld.x86_64 \
    gstreamer1-plugins-base.x86_64 \
    gstreamer1-plugins-base-tools.x86_64 \
    gstreamer1-plugins-good.x86_64 \
    gstreamer1-plugins-good-extras.x86_64 \
    gstreamer1-plugins-ugly.x86_64 \

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    Re: Video editor for dummies? reccomendations.

    I can't recommend avidemux at present. The version currently in rpm fusion seems much more buggy than pevious versions. I would also have recommended pitivi previously but similarly the 0.9 series that entered the fedora repos is also full of bugs.

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    Re: Video editor for dummies? reccomendations.

    pitivi anyone?

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    Re: Video editor for dummies? reccomendations.

    Quote Originally Posted by solo2101
    pitivi anyone?
    Don't get me wrong about pitivi. I think what the devs are trying to do with the new version is on the right track but I think it is more alpha level software than beta at this stage. The one in the fedora 20 repo is more or less unusable for me. I have found that I have to run the daily bundle version from the pitivi web site. The daily bundle has no dependencies on other fedora packages other than glibc

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    Re: Video editor for dummies? reccomendations.

    I see that rmpfusion have upgraded avidemux to 2.6.8. I tested it out and it runs much better for me. It's back on my recommend list for simple edits and transcoding tasks

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    Re: Video editor for dummies? reccomendations.

    Hello I recomand Openshot. I find it easy to use.

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    Re: Video editor for dummies? reccomendations.

    I use Handbrake to convert to .mp4 format and then Avidemux to do basic editing. I found these tools are quite usable and stable.

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    Re: Video editor for dummies? reccomendations.

    Taking advantage this topic. I used for years Sony Vegas on windows. After change to Fedora, i never found a video editor like Vegas (it's not the best video editor, but for me was simple and have everything i need). You guys know any editor similar to Vegas?

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    Re: Video editor for dummies? reccomendations.

    Have you tried OpenShot or Cinelerra?

    You can look at them and see if they are what you want

    http://www.openshot.org/

    http://cinelerra.org/

    Edit:

    OpenShot is in the rpmfusion repos.. Just install it Cinelerra, you would need to do a little more work to get it installed.

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    Re: Video editor for dummies? reccomendations.

    Quote Originally Posted by DBelton
    Have you tried OpenShot or Cinelerra?

    You can look at them and see if they are what you want

    http://www.openshot.org/

    http://cinelerra.org/

    Edit:

    OpenShot is in the rpmfusion repos.. Just install it Cinelerra, you would need to do a little more work to get it installed.
    Openshot is a little more complex than Vegas, nearly Adobe Premiere, but very easy to use. Thanks!!!

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